This activity is supported by an education grant from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. 

Evaluating Effective Protective Measures for Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

FACULTY

Jeffrey C. Lombardo, PharmD, BCOP
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences
Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University at Buffalo
State University of New York Buffalo, New York


MEDICAL WRITING AND EDITORIAL SUPPORT
Rachel L. Brown, PharmD, MPHAbingdon, Virginia


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe how exposure and contamination can lead to health risks to pharmacists and nurses who compound and administer hazardous drugs (HDs), such as chemotherapeutic agents
  • Review the new USP chapter and be able to employ these measures to reduce or prevent unintentional exposure to HDs
  • Discuss effective as well as protective and educational measures to minimize risks for those health care professionals who compound and administer HDs
TARGET AUDIENCE: Health-system pharmacists ACTIVITY TYPE: Knowledge
RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2018
EXPIRATION DATE: May 22, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 2.0 hours
FEE: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.